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Wills Sans Frills

Shakespeare Gets Weird

When you think Shakespeare, you think frills, ruffles, sword fights, tights. Men in tights, that is. But two productions of Shakespeare on campus, which were in the works while Post- took its brief vacation last week, have forgone the traditional in favor of the unexpected. At a performance of one of these plays, you might be the only audience member.  You…

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And the Oscar Goes To…

the 83rd annual snoozefest

That most joyous time of year has come and gone, when friends and family all gather ’round the television to celebrate one of America’s most respected and culturally resonant institutions. No, not the Dancing With the Stars finale–I’m talking about the Oscars. Sunday’s Academy Awards were, on par with tradition, a snooze-fest. Certainly, part of…

Haunted Homeland

stories from a divided Kashmir

I grew up in India, where Kashmir is a constant, heartbreaking presence. I would read news reports of stone throwing, deaths, and battles and feel a somewhat detached sorrow. After Basharat Peer’s book Curfewed Night won a prestigious nonfiction award in India, I was eager to read it. Not only does it offer an insider’s…

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Girl Crazy

mash-up masters

Gregg Gillis could be a biomedical engineer. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a focus in tissue engineering. But after entering the workforce, working R&D on a project aimed at stimulating the inner ear to induce sleep, Gillis abruptly quit in May 2007. He had decided that his blossoming side-project, a musical “mash-up” experiment called “Girl Talk,” would be…

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Shows You’re Probably Not Watching…But Should Be

Parks and Recreation – NBC Following in the footsteps of The Office, Parks and Recreation offers the same stone-cold, workplace satire with one crucial difference: the characters are likable, even at their most preposterous. Dead serious about her job, Deputy Director Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) fights tooth and nail for local parks and community initiatives. Despite a…